Today's Children Of The Atom #1 Has A 1:7 Secret Variant Cover

Today sees the publication of the long-awaited Children Of The Atom #1 by Vita Ayala, Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo. Pitched at the X-Men equivalent of Young Avengers, as the first issue suggests, it has many secrets to hold. Who they are, what they can do and potentially, how they can do it. More to come.

But they also have a secret variant cover, at a ratio of around 1:7 of the standard cover, according to retailer reports received by Bleeding Cool. Laid out like the original cover, it shows the X-Men characters who have inspired the new Children Of The Atom in the way they present themselves, name themselves and the power set they hold. Here is the secret variant.

Children Of The Atom #1 1:7 Secret Variant Cover
Today's Children Of The Atom #1 Has A 1:7 Secret Variant Cover

And here is the standard cover for comparison, and to hammer home who is taken from who.

Children Of The Atom #1 Standard Cover
Today's Children Of The Atom #1 Has A 1:7 Secret Variant Cover

Naturally, eBay is already all over this, with one account selling 25 copies at $15 each this morning and copies selling for as much at $18. Just saying, if you were planning to pick up a copy, and this is a choice, it might be wise to pick this one up. You never know…

Marvel Comics has been known to drop surprise secret variant covers, as well as the dozens of other variant covers that it had previously announced, but they haven't for a while. Could this be the beginning of a new spate?

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Bernard Chang (CA) R. B. Silva
Now! Don't miss the debut of the greatest teenage super hero team of all time! They've learned from the best, now they're ready to be put to the test! But who the heck are these kids, and where do they come from? Guest-starring the X-Men!
Rated T+In Shops: Mar 10, 2021 SRP: $4.99

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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